The Supply of Child Labour
22 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2004
Date Written: April 2004
The paper develops a theoretical framework, and a diagrammatic apparatus, for explaining the supply of child labour. It examines the effect of credit, insurance, and poverty (defined as more than just low income). It also explains bonded child labour, a modern form of slavery closely associated with the worst forms of child exploitation. The analysis is positive, but provides some of the elements for a normative judgement.
Keywords: child labour, bonded labour, education, health, credit, insurance, poverty
JEL Classification: D13, I12, J13, J22, J24, J82, O12
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